Kate has two horses, Sophy and Milly, who she competes in eventing and dressage respectively. Kate is also a member of the local riding club and shares her passion for horses with her mum.

he WeatherBeeta Hybrid Seasons Combo Neck Fly Rug is a versatile design perfect for warm weather wear or the changing seasons when a hint of rain is forecast. Engineered with a water resistant 600 denier polyester fabric, it is ideal for keeping your horse dry during light rain showers. A carefully shaped back panel provides a better fit for the curve of the horses back, while the wither relief pad reduces rubbing and pressure, thus eliminating discomfort. On each side is a traditional side gusset to allow your horse freedom to graze and move naturally.

Size & Colour: 6ft6 White

What initially drew my interest towards this rug was its versatility. It is made from a 600-denier water-resistant polyester fabric with a 95% UV block meaning that it is ideal for keeping your horse dry in light rain showers but also protects from harmful UV rays. With this in mind, I was going to put this rug to the test on my 3-year-old thoroughbred that is currently undertaking some rest and recovery, living out as much as possible. This rug would allow her to be ready for a variety of weather conditions – rain or shine! And would hopefully eliminate me getting caught out by the rain and doing a rug change a 3am!!

The body of the rug is true to size – Minnie usually wears a 6ft6. It really covers her from her ears down to her tail, especially with the two-piece full tail flap that wraps around her hindquarters. I would say to someone else purchasing this rug to be aware that the hood may seem over-sized. This does mean that when the horses put their heads down to graze it continues to cover the entirety of their neck rather than partially which I have found with other brands in the past. I also really like the side gussets which allows her plenty of freedom in the shoulder area to move and graze.

Minnie wore this rug day and night in the field. It was great at keeping the direct sun off her and the flies at bay but also kept her warm and dry during any showers. The design of the rug has a real comfortable and secure fit in mind with the side gussets, wither relief pad, twin buckle chest & leg straps – great for the fact that she was wearing this rug for long periods of time. I never had to readjust the rug as it was easily modified to suit her frame and I also felt confident that she wasn’t going to somehow wiggle her way out of it!

My favourite features are the wither pad and the shaped back panel that provides a better fit to the horses back. Both provide comfort and relief which is important as Minnie is currently a little on the lighter side. For me it is a must that the rug she wears isn’t going to cause any pressure points or rubbing.

I would highly recommend the WeatherBeeta Hybrid Seasons Combo Neck Fly Rug to anyone who is looking for a very versatile summer sheet. I am a huge fan of the WeatherBeeta rugs and this one is one is proven to be a must have for my horse’s wardrobe!